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Fujitsu Siemens Netbook Gets Official, Specced

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Fujitsu Siemens Netbook Gets Official, Specced

Fujitsu Siemens finally made its netbook offering official, calling it the Fujitsu Amilo Ui 3520 and probably making the company the last to enter the netbook ring. At least there're a couple of interesting differentiating features.

Specs are as follows:

  • 8.9in, 1,024 x 600 screen

  • 1.6GHz Intel Atom N270 CPU

  • 1GB DDR2 667MHz RAM

  • 60/80 GB HDD (3600 rpm / 4200 rpm)

  • Ethernet, 802.11 b/g WiFi, Bluetooth

  • ExpressCard slot (a pretty useful feature)

  • Two USB 2.0 ports, VGA out

  • Windows XP

Only the addition of an ExpressCard slot is of any real note. The closest any competitor - if my memory serves me - gets is Dell with the Insipron 910, which is purported to offer expansion via internal mini-card connectors.

Specs aren't important, though, when you consider the Ui 3520 comes with interchangeable coloured lids!

Xiphias

August 29, 2008, 8:41 pm

The HP MiniNote offers an ExpressCard slot.





The most interesting thing about that picture to me is the very thick top and bottom bezels on the screen. It makes me wonder if Fujitsu has plans to offer it with a 1024x768 4:3 screen as well, that would make it a lot more interesting.





I'm a bit puzzled by the fairly large areas to either side of the keyboard. I guess they help make the machine look bigger but with small keyboards being the second or third most complained about factor in netbooks it seems like an unwise sacrifice unless the keyboard is really good.

MonkeyAxman

August 29, 2008, 8:48 pm

Fujitsu-Siemens do good laptops, I'm a fan but they could have at least tried more with the styling. The Asus Eee PC managed to compete with Apple (not an Apple fan, but appreciate their skill and flair with design) as far as cool design goes, and this would have been a great opportunity to meld form with function. Its a shame really.

supoxf

August 29, 2008, 11:26 pm

I like how the battery is described on their website (same with the "data" sheet).





{quote}Special Features: long battery runtime (about 4 hours depending on usage){/quote}





{url}http://www.fujitsu-siemens.com...{/url}





4-cell, perhaps? I wish they'd just come clean.

supoxf

August 29, 2008, 11:34 pm

Oops. The info was in the datasheet, all along. Just not where you'd expect it to be:





Supplied Accessories





First Battery 4 cells





And erm, kindly remove the useless vB tags from my initial post. Force of habit.

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